Propaganda Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Vijitha Herath was arrested on Monday night, and released on police bail today for crashing into a post in Rajagiriya.
He was arrested by the Welikada Police after his car crashed into an electricity post. Apart from an order to appear before Court over the incident, Herath will also be fined for damaging public property.
In March this year, Megapolis and Western Province Development Minister Champika Ranawaka was allegedly involved in an accident, which left one person critically injured. The accident also occurred in Rajagiriya, but despite Ranawaka being identified as the person driving the vehicle at the time of the accident another person was arrested and released on bail.
The Welikada police had soft-peddled the incident, despite eyewitness accounts and statements given to the effect that Ranawaka was behind the wheel. The Minister denied involvement in the accident.